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in that part of the story. >> for barack obama the story how many interviews did you do over the course of the last four years? >> guest: i would say almost 400, and i had a wonderful assistant who helped with some of the leader interviews in the story but i traveled all over the world and so everybody could find in every part of the life of president obama and his parents and grandparents. >> host: barack obama sr. was born in 1936. what was his childhood like? >> guest: from a fairly early age he was dealing with western culture in the british. he was a very smart kid. his father was difficult to get along with and was not often there mostly in the nairobi and he was growing up. he was lucky in the sense that he was smart enough to get into a very good school in that area, and although he never totally finished he was a very smart student. they had that clash of old and new. for all of his youth and adolescence he was in a colonial country in a very poor part of the kenya, so he lived in the mud huts with cowles and no television and stuff like that. a century behind in some ways and
competitive perfectionist, friends say so in interviews. mr. obama's own words say it best. he is a perpetually aspiring overachiever. as he faces off that romney, obama's will to win and fear of losing is in overdrive. he is cramming for debates against an opponent, raising money and a frantic pace to narrow the gap with mr. romney and embracing to do anything it takes type take a minute recently contentious campaign. even bystanders of the political world, mr. obama's obsession with virtuosity, and proving himself a remarkable. this quote saying parenthesis, critics call it eric at. when mr. obama was derided as insufferable overachiever in an early political race, his friends weren't. it. even those loyal to mr. obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and he tends to overestimate his capabilities, end of quote. so what should one predict about a second term for barack obama, particularly with these qualities of character? he most recently exhibited a combination of moving to the center while preaching with somehow detect good his class author, target
.j.'s exclusive new interviews with president obama's sister. >> what would your mother say if she was here? >> barbara walters hospitalized after falling at a presidential party, how she is doing today. now trending, manti te'o's first interview since the hoax was exposed and -- >> did you see "snl," they went after everyone from manti to jodie foster to lance armstrong. >> am i sorry i did it, yesish. >> plus lance, the movie, it's yesish. >> plus lance, the movie, it's on.
about since 2009. four years ago this week, obama gave an interview to the washington post. this has to be the generation that tackles this once and for all. yesterday, quite the contrast. he rejects the small choice between our investments in our baby boomer generation and our investments in the future, which he means spending right now on everybody. dagen: do think that this is just a speech? back cannot pay out 100% of benefits. that day is about 11 years out. >> he is wrong, actually. entitlements right now are 37% of federal outlays. they will be 50% in 2030. democrats are saying you cannot touch social security and medicare. if you do, it has to be our way which is obamacare. otherwise, we will not even talk to. democrats are no longer interested in the type of entitlement that they used to talk about under clinton and gore. connell: you heard reports that he was given on something like raising the retirement age, for example. that was all over the place. if you are the republicans, how do you cover this politically? >> they took a baby step with this debt ceiling thing saying
truly in the he was going to die. >> you can hear more of the interview on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. >> president obama has a few more obligations to complete today before getting down to business. he and vice president biden are attending a prayer service at the national cathedral this morning and this is the live look at the cathedral where people are filing in before the event is started. last night the president and first lady took to the dance floor at one of several inaugural balls. ♪ happy or sad >> plenty of challenges face obama in the first days of the second term. he will deal with three fiscal deadlines including raising the debt ceiling, which the house expected to vote on tomorrow. in the inaugural address, he made history as the first president to mention the word "gay" and "gay rights." >> if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another mutt be -- must be equal, as well. >> there will be one more party tonight, the obamas and friends celebrate with campaign and white house staffers at inaugural ball where supposedly lady gaga is perfor
history at president obama's inauguration. >>> the unusual weapon that was turned in during a bay area gun drive. >>> little too intense for me out there? >> our exclusive interview with a stranded bay area surfer. washington, d-c.. on the day commemorating president obama's second inauguration. >>> now at 6:30, the sun sets in washington, d.c. on president obama's second inauguration. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> a lot of people traveled from the bay area to the inauguration. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. you met a group of oakland eighth graders who found a way to attend christin? >> reporter: that's right. their teacher says it really was ton likely fairy tale. 46 students, many of them low income. some of them had never even left oakland, suddenly given the opportunity to see barack obama sworn in here in washington, d.c. >> for any student, the opportunity of a lifetime. the trip to see the president inaugurated. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> it was like a lot of people. >> at this u
'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on since mid december, and he delivered it rather in a much different climate than he had four years ago, and he was dealing with two wars and also a financial crisis this time, the president used history to help define a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: and so it began. the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fel
, candidate barack obama laid out his vision of the presidency, talking about leadership in an interview with the "reno gazette-journal's" editorial board. >> i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory of america, in a way that, you know, richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. he put us on a fundamentally different path, because the country was ready for it. >> that wasn't the way president obama talked during his first term, but that was the guy who launched his second term yesterday. in an 18-minute address, the president laid out a defense of liberalism, a forceful argument for progressive values. just as president reagan made the conservative movement mainstream in the '80s, this president wants to mainstream liberalism, to leave a center-left country as his political legacy. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges. that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> the president took on conservative opponents, making this
to the president's inaugural speech. an exclusive interview with the vice president, joe biden. he's speaking candidly about his relationship with president obama. and a possible inaugural lip sync shocker possible. did beyonce fake it or not? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> they held their tongues on inauguration day, but the celebrations had barely ended when republicans let loose with a blistering assessment of president obama's speech and the agenda he outlined. republican critics are picking it apart, using the one word that encapsulates republican disdain -- liberal. our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, is covering our coverage, covering what's going on this hour. dana, some pretty harsh reaction coming in from the gop leadership. >> reporter: that's right. republicans are saying that the president should not be foisting his liberal agenda on what is still a center-right country. in fact, the senate minority leader said that this is, quote, not a great way to start his second term. the senate republican leader had his sound bite on the president's spee
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